Traffic Light Buttons for Equestrians Urged
It’s not a pretty sight: When confronted with a crosswalk, equestrians have two choices: Dismount, press the little button, remount and wait. Or ride the horse halfway into the street, do a downward contortion, press the little button and wait.
The city’s equestrian community deserves better, Councilwoman Linda Parks believes.
So she is asking for a traffic signal with horse-height buttons at the intersection of Janss and Montgomery roads, near the semirural Waverly Heights neighborhood. The intersection is a popular horse crossing, allowing Waverly residents access to the trails in Conejo Creek Park.
“I’m seeing people having difficulty crossing, but we’re not getting this done,” said Parks, whose proposal is on today’s council agenda. “It’s a real necessity.”
The City Council has approved equestrian lights on Potrero Road near Dos Vientos and on Erbes Road at Hauser Circle.